Take Me Back to the Ocean

In my 15th post for the  Blogging A to Z Challenge, I wrote a poem on one of my favourite subjects – the ocean. It was a source of inspiration for me in my earliest poems, around 1997-2000.

O is for Ocean

Take Me Back to the Ocean

Take me back to the ocean
To the womb where Earth’s life sprung
To mingle with fish, turtles and cetaceans
In their home, from near to reaches far-flung

I yearn for the blue ocean
Filled with olden secrets profound
Always transforming; ever in motion
Its cycles are tied to our existence, all round

I dream of the turquoise ocean
The caressing of its waters a comfort
The sound of its rolling waves, a calming potion
Relaxing every fibre of my being without effort

I long for the waves of the ocean
Crashing and foaming on the soft, sandy beaches
Crabs drawn to the ebbing tides without volition
Along with a host of other little creatures

We gain so much from the ocean
Nourishment, subsistence, livelihood
So much it has provided through evolution
An integral part of the world’s neighbourhood

Indomitable, yet fragile, our ocean
So much we have harvested, gained from it
But so much we have exploited, without caution
Every year, every month, every day, every minute

What is to become of our dear, beloved ocean
Its delicate balance wrought from times prehistoric
An empty cesspool devoid of life; is there a solution?
Rein in profit-hungry polluters and educate the public

An original poem by
Khor Hui Min
18 April 2015

Ma'Daerah Beach, Terengganu

Ma’Daerah Beach, Terengganu

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About khorhmin

Khor Hui Min thinks of life as a continuous learning process and believes in a healthy balance in work and life. She is a freelance writer, who is active in publishing poems and short stories. She moonlights as a facepainter for the Malaysian Nature Society, and also enjoys creating and carving pottery. She has a Bachelor of Computer Science and Master of Science (Environmental Science). You can read more of her writing at https://projectprose.wordpress.com/ and https://huiminskitchen.wordpress.com/
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